04 December 2015, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged its members to sell petrol at the official pump price of N87 per litre.
IPMAN also advised its members to stop patronising private depot owners selling above official rate of N77.66 per litre.
It urged the government to direct private depots to make the product available at the approved price.
According to a statement from the association obtained by our correspondent yesterday, its Western Zone Chairman, Alhaji Debo Ahmed who spoke on the ongoing fuel scarcity, said his members should stop patronising depots that sell above regulated price.
He said, “IPMAN should stop patronising depots that sell above the government approved price. Fuel to those depots is from the government and it is subsidized. They should sell it to us at government controlled price. If they don’t, that means we too cannot sell at controlled price. So our members should not buy from depots that sell above government price of N77.66.
“We really appreciate the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC)’s efforts in abating the fuel scarcity,” it added.